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Forum: 2010+ Equinox Maintenance 10-11-2019, 09:38 AM
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Posted By Cliff
Yeah, it would be nice if that would be a...

Yeah, it would be nice if that would be a reasonable solution.
Forum: 2010+ Equinox Maintenance 09-24-2019, 11:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 744
Posted By Cliff
The transmissions on the Nox/Terrain really are...

The transmissions on the Nox/Terrain really are really hard on fluid. Some, including me, have taken to changing it out long before the recommended interval in the manual. At least every 50k...
Forum: 2010+ Equinox Maintenance 09-24-2019, 11:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,137
Posted By Cliff
One really should consider running the...

One really should consider running the recommended premium fuel. One problem that has developed with many high compression, direct injection engines is LSPI (Low Speed Pre Ignition). Especaily so...
Forum: 2010+ Equinox General Forum 05-16-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 534
Posted By Cliff
Cabin filter should be in the same place as my...

Cabin filter should be in the same place as my 2017 model.... behind the dash glove box. Remove the glove box and the filter is behind a 2 clip flip up panel. Easy to change.

I had a couple of...
Forum: Engine & Performance Modifications 05-15-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,108
Posted By Cliff
Could be. For any new engine, I usually change...

Could be. For any new engine, I usually change the factory fill oil out before 2000 miles anyway to get the break in wear metal particulates out of the motor and get some clean oil in. If you do...
Forum: Engine & Performance Modifications 05-15-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,536
Posted By Cliff
While it was not mentioned if the motor is the...

While it was not mentioned if the motor is the 2.4, the main reason that the oil burning starts on them is that the PCV port is located internally between cylinders 2 & 3 and gets clogged. The...
Forum: 2010+ Equinox General Forum 05-08-2019, 12:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,218
Posted By Cliff
Indiana is pretty flat except the SW section. ...

Indiana is pretty flat except the SW section. Not sure it is a good barometer of what one would expect from a diesel or any other vehicle. Best mpg is one thing, the average for the 5000 miles is...
Forum: 2010+ Equinox Maintenance 04-24-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,137
Posted By Cliff
I am really shocked that many of the new turbo...

I am really shocked that many of the new turbo engines from the various OEM's are not flex fuel rated. E85 has a 100 octane rating and I buy it for about $1.72 a gallon. I have no turbo gas...
Forum: 2010+ Equinox Maintenance 04-24-2019, 01:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,780
Posted By Cliff
I have had several that I have taken to well over...

I have had several that I have taken to well over 200,000 miles. I think the longest was a 1974 Pontiac Catalina with a 400 in it that I took to roughly 325,000 miles. A close second was a 1966 Chevy...
Forum: 2010+ Equinox Maintenance 04-23-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,780
Posted By Cliff
Every personal vehicle I own I change out all...

Every personal vehicle I own I change out all drive train fluids by 10K miles to get break in wear metals out, then every 50K miles after that. Have never lost a trans, Xfer, or diff in almost 50...
Forum: 2010+ Equinox Maintenance 04-23-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,582
Posted By Cliff
Trans filter is only accessible if trans out of...

Trans filter is only accessible if trans out of vehicle. Changing fluid only option. Do a complete fluid change every 40- 50K max and should be fine.
Forum: 2010+ Equinox General Forum 04-23-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,218
Posted By Cliff
While diesel mpg numbers can feel real good, I...

While diesel mpg numbers can feel real good, I tend to look more at cost per mile.

My 2017 Nox is flex fuel rated. On E85, been averaging around 21 mpg. We live rural so more two lane highway...
Forum: 2010+ Equinox General Forum 04-23-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 467
Posted By Cliff
Could be on some. I know my 2015 Silverado 2500 ...

Could be on some. I know my 2015 Silverado 2500 OLM is not related to time. The last two years, I changed the oil once a year since I didn't put more than about 3000 miles on it in a year. The...
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